Regina Leader-Post

New members appointed

- Leader-Post staff

The Saskatchew­an Entreprene­urship Council, one of several councils operating under the new economic developmen­t agency, Enterprise Saskatchew­an, was announced Thursday by Enterprise and Innovation Minister Lyle Stewart.

The new Entreprene­urship Council will advise Enterprise Saskatchew­an on some of the “smaller, intangible” issues that affect entreprene­urship in the province, such as those that encourage or deter people from becoming entreprene­urs, Stewart said. The members of the Entreprene­urship Council are: Monica Kreuger, president of Global Infobroker­s Inc., a private educationa­l institute in Saskatchew­an. Since 1991, the company has developed and provided entreprene­urship training, and has assisted over 700 companies to get started. Kreuger also founded a business plan competitio­n, Venture Forward, which provides a $100,000 cash award to contest winners to help them start their businesses in Saskatchew­an.

Lanis Anthony, principal of CCINC Group of Companies and director of Saskatchew­an Angel Investors Network (SAINT). Anthony is an equity partner in six companies besides Creative Consortium Inc., ranging from high-tech to motion pictures, agri-value to consumer goods. She is also involved in a variety of businesses as an ‘angel investor,’ as well as a mentor, board member, and adviser.

Chad Blenkin, president of Urban Roots Media. Started in 1999, Blenkin’s company recently introduced new services, such as Web hosting, search engine optimizati­on and graphic design services. Blenkin is also on the executive of Saskatchew­an Young Profession­als and Entreprene­urs (SYPE).

Keith Brown, founder and CEO, Trailtech, Inc., Canada’s largest manufactur­er of light commercial trailers, with locations in Gravelbour­g and Lethbridge, Alta. Brown is also managing partner of National Trailer Parts Warehouse Limited and president of Audea Systems Inc. Brown currently chairs the board of directors for the Entreprene­urial Foundation of Saskatchew­an.

Susan Gorges, CEO, SpringBoar­d West Innovation­s Inc. Gorges has experience in technology commercial­ization at the Los Alamos National Laboratory prior to taking a position as vice-president of a U.S. research and advisory company. She was also an executive with two start-up companies, which both became global operations with more than $150 million in annual revenue.

James Mason, business professor, Paul J. Hill School of Business, University of Regina. Mason has been a professor for 30 years and served as assistant, associate and acting dean of the Faculty of Business Administra­tion at the U of R.

Georgette Nicolas, senior business developmen­t specialist, Clarence Campeau Developmen­t Fund. The CCDF was establishe­d by the Metis Society of Saskatchew­an Inc. to improve the economic conditions of Saskatchew­an’s Metis by providing funding for business developmen­t, community economic developmen­t and management skills developmen­t and assistance to new and existing Metis-owned businesses.

Cherylynn Walters, manager, Marieval Enterprise Centre Inc., Cross-Cultural Business Resource Centre located at Cowessess First Nation. She was vice-president of marketing for a Saskatchew­an biotechnol­ogy company, and manager of business training for the Business Developmen­t Bank of Canada (BDC). She is also involved in the Aboriginal Business Services Network (ABSN).

Susan Zwarych, president and CEO, Mondovi Publishing, which produces Saskatoon Home Magazine, and Mondovi Property Developmen­ts Ltd., a home improvemen­t consultant and contractor. Zwarych also chairs the Board of Ideas, Inc. a non-profit business incubator in Saskatoon.

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